We would like to thank all Biewer Terrier Breeders who have submitted your applications for registration with the Biewer Terrier Registry of America. Please be sure to read the entire application thoroughly, being careful to answer all required information. Also, please check to make sure that you have signed the application in all required areas. This will aid BTRA in being able to process your applications in a timely manner.
Registration fees for NON BTCA, Inc. members are as follows:
Single Dog Registration Fee ~ $35.00
Litter Processing Fee ~ $35.00
Registrations Requiring Mars testing both Foreign and Domestic;
Non-BTCA Member ~ $50.00 BTCA Member ~ $40.00
There is a one time fee of $25.00 to register your kennel name. You must be a breeder with BTRA registered purebred Biewer Terriers. Your kennel will be assigned a number which will be included in the registration number issued to all puppies or dogs you register. Your kennel name cannot contain any derogatory or discriminatory words, nor parts of a registered kennel name that could cause confusion or in any way mislead the general public.
Please fill in the registration form with the Kennel name you would like to register, making sure that all the spelling is correct. Payment may be made through PayPal, there is a service fee of $1.30, totaling $26.30
Picture may be sumbitted with or without the name.
All non-BTRA registered dogs must undergo the Wisdom Panel cheek swab test 4.0 for registration consideration. This test can only be purchased at the Wisdom Panel website:
We would like to recommend doing the health testing at the same time you do the breed detection as you will receive a discount for ordering the two together. This new test also provides a coat color analysis, so it is no longer necessary to do one with DDC.
There are six components to the test; 1)Ancestry Chart, 2)Single breed PCA test, 3)All breed PCA test, 4)Next closest breed PCA test, 5)Pairwise overall test, 6)Homozygosity.
You are allowed 2 "inconclusive" findings out of the 6 and will still be a purebred Biewer Terrier. Make sure you have your results reviewed before dismissing your new dog.
If you have results that state the dog is 50% Biewer Terrier and 50% Yorkie or any breed, It will fail and not be allowed registration.
Once you have certified that you have a purebred “Biewer Terrier” you need to get a DNA profile on your dog.
To order your DNA profile test, click on the following link:
If you have any questions concerning your registrations, please contact Tamara at BTRA2007@msn.com
At the time of application, all dogs applying for initial BTRA Registration with no prior parental BTRA registration must meet the following requirements:
1) Dogs must be purebred Biewer Terrier.
2) Puppies from any litter born prior to the Initial Registration of the sire and/or dam will be treated as individuals; each puppy must meet the Initial Registration Requirements.
3) The Biewer Terrier Registry of America is dedicated to establishing pure bloodlines within the Biewer Terrier breed, that is why we will only register known traceable bloodlines.
4) When applying for a litter registration, both parents must be BTRA registered.
5) Applicant dogs already registered as “NOT FOR BREEDING” by another registry will only be registered as “NOT FOR BREEDING” by BTRA.
6) Applicant adult dogs with “RESTRICTED REGISTRATION - NOT FOR BREEDING” status are not required to provide DNA Profiling, but may do so on a voluntary basis for informational and tracking purposes.
7) Applicant dogs with “FULL REGISTRATION - BREEDING” Status must be DNA profiled by DDC. We can not accept DNA profiles from other companies as we are unable to cross reference profiles when verifying parentage.
All applications for dogs applying for Initial Registration must include CERTIFIED pedigrees covering AT LEAST 3 generations, including all registration numbers, from all the registries in which the applicant dog, its parents, and its grandparents are currently or were registered.
"BTRA reserves the right to refuse registration on any applicant"
Litter Registration Requirements:
We will be continuing the alphabetical naming system. We feel this helps the breeder keep better and more accurate records. Names can not be more than 45 characters.
Your first litter will start with the letter "A". Second litter "B" and so on.
When you receive your puppy registration certificate package, each puppy will have been assigned a registration number at that time. When the new owners send in the completed puppy registration certificate they will receive a registration certificate in their name.
1) Complete and submit Initial BTRA Litter Registration Application. When you fill out the litter application make sure you put the full name of each puppy and state whether it is Male or Female. Names can not be more than 45 characters. (We do not have much space to accommodate more characters)
2) Submit a color photo of the litter with the mother.
Single Dog Registration Requirements:
3) Complete and submit Initial BTRA Single Registration Application.
4) Submit a photocopy of the applicant dog’s registration certificate.
5) Submit photocopy of DNA profile certificate.
6) Submit color photo to be used on registration.
7) If a dog is already registered with another registry, that registered name will remain the same.
8) If the applicant dog is not accepted for Initial Registration with BTRA, the registration fee will be returned. Applications and photos will be retained by the BTRA as part of their Registry files.
or send a check for $25.00 along with the kennel name you want to register to, Deb Sidle: 2323 State Rout 72, Jonestown, Pa. 17038
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Explanation for the 3 generation decision
Since the inception of the club, people have been informed that generations were determined on dogs that could provide proof of parentage. For this reason many people asked if they could send kits to the breeder they bought their dogs from and register them with BTRA. Since there may have been 1 or 2 people that were not aware of this information we apologize for the confusion on the 3 generation rule.
South Africa, the Bahamas, Brazil and Lithuania are the only countries that have recognized the Biewer Terrier thus far, so we never thought any other registration number would be considered. We have now devised a system that will correlate with the AKC rule. We had two choices, (1) only BTRA Registration Numbers would be acceptable; (2) Use the Mars Ancestry Diagram to verify the parentage and allow those registration numbers to stand.
For these reasons we have created a pictorial of the 3 generation rule. This is in line with our previous rule of parentage verification and the use of registration numbers.
I would like to point out that Tamara Beebe went the extra mile to develop a beautiful registration document with a 4 generation pedigree included. She has had to scour the web to provide that 4th generation information for all the people presenting Russian Registrations, this is an extremely time consuming process and she never asked for compensation of the extra time needed on the research. With the influx of these registrations coming in, it is no longer possible to do so as a courtesy.
If you currently have a registration that does not reflect all the registration numbers on it, you may ask that your records be reviewed and a new certified pedigree will be issued to correspond with the 3 generation rule.
Going forward BTRA registrations will consist of a 3 generation pedigree.
If anyone would like a certified 4 generation pedigree the cost will be $15.00.